Nitropyrene Photoprobes: Making Them, and What Are They Good for?
Eli M. Espinoza, Bing Xia, Narek Darabedian, Jillian M. Larsen, Vicente Nuñez, Duoduo Bao, Jenny T. Mac, Fabian Botero, Michelle Wurch, Feimeng Zhou and Valentine I. Vullev
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201501339
Employing NO2/N2O4 nitration mixture on esters of pyrenecarboxylic acid provides routes toward a diverse set of nitropyrene derivatives. The nitro groups have dominating effect on the electrochemical and photophysical properties of these disubstituted pyrenes.